I’m glad that southeast governors discussed with Kanu - Fayose
- Governor Ayodele Fayose says the utterances and actions of President Buhari led to the agitations currently being witnessed in the country
- Fayose states that he is committed to the call for full and total restructuring of Nigeria through dialogue and negotiation
- The governor says he is glad that southeast governors have come to the realisation that they cannot ignore the agitation in the southeast region
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the agitations that have arisen in several parts of the country.
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The Ekiti state governor claimed that the utterances and actions of Buhari, which he said did not represent unity, fuelled the agitations, the Punch reports.
Fayose made the statement on Thursday, August 31, in reaction to the meeting of governors of the south-east states with leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The governor said he was committed to the call for full and total restructuring of Nigeria through dialogue and negotiation because it is too late for Nigeria to disintegrate.
Fayose said he was glad that southeast governors have come to the realisation that they cannot ignore the agitation in the southeast region.
He said: “Particularly glad that Southeast governors have come to the realisation that they cannot ignore their own in times like these as agitation is normal and must not be ignored, although the approach should be handled with caution.”
The governor however, noted that certain utterances of the president triggered the agitations.
“The father figure of this country is President Buhari and if his language does not represent unity, there will be agitations like we are witnessing now,” he said.
“A father figure rallies even the bad boys in his house. His utterances and actions when he became President were against the unity of this country.
“How can a president say that he will only attend to the needs of those who gave him 97 per cent vote and neglect others who didn’t vote for him?
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“For Nigeria to move forward and in unity; there must be no sectionalism, there must be no oppression and there must be justice and equity.”
Meanwhile, an Igbo socio-political group, Nzuko Umunna, has cautioned the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Alhaji Abubakar Malami (SAN) against the move to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Prince Nnamdi Kanu, saying the IPOB leader has not done anything criminal except exercise his fundamental human rights of speech, association and movement.
Vanguard reports that the Igbo group also said it backs the stand of the President-General of the apex Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo who had equally cautioned the AGF to jettison what he termed double standard in making moves for Kanu’s re-arrest and his bail revocation while looking the other way in the case of the northern Arewa Youths Forum who had issued a quit notice to Ndigbo living in all northern states to vacate the region before October 1 or face physical attacks.
Legit.ng gathered that the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in a message signed by Paschal Mbanefo, the group’s Secretary General and Jude Ndukwe, its Publicity Secretary, it urged the federal government to tour the line of peaceful dialogue with Kanu and his Biafran group as embarked upon by the South-East governor.
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